Illegal mica mines in Bihar and Jharkhand employ child labour
Mica can be found in the mines of Jharkhand and Bihar. Most of it is extracted from illegal mines using child labour in 2012 the export of mica was over eight times the country 39s officially
Mining for Mica: Child Labor in India The Borgen Project
Jharkhand and Bihar two regions in the countrys eastern states are where the majority of the mining for mica happens. In fact around 60 of the worlds mica comes from those two regions . Before mica ends up in shiny eyeshadow and many other makeup products it passes through many networks middlemen and wholesalers it also crosses
Mica in Makeup: The Truth Behind Mica Mining Child Labor
It has been observed that a fair share of the workforce in this region is made up of underage children some even as young as five years old. A report by SOMO showed that at least 22000 children work in mica mines in Bihar and Jharkhand. Children work alongside their parents in the mines collecting and cobbling minerals all day long.
The Beauty Industrys Exploitation of Child Labor for Mica
25 of the worlds mica powder comes from illegal mining in India notably the Jharkhand and Bihar states. Here roughly 20000 children as of 2016 are working in unsafe and toxic conditions to extract mica powder. Mica and the Dangers of Mining. Mica is a naturally occurring mineral dust. It is essentially a glittery pigment that is found
Child Labour in Mica Mines: the Beauty Industrys dark secret
Child Labour in Mica Mines: the Beauty Industrys dark secret. As beautiful as shimmery makeup products are there is a dark secret behind their production. The common ingredient of most shiny highlighters eyeshadows and lip glosses is mica a natural flaky mineral prevalent in India. Before mica is processed and ends up in beauty products
Ending Child Labor in Mica Mines in India and Madagascar
The majority of illegal mica mines in India are lo ed in just two states Bihar and Jharkhand which are among Indias most impoverished. The governance there is weak so the industry is subject to few if any regulations and labor exploitation of both adults and children occurs frequently.
The dark secret of Jharkhand 39s shiny mineral mica
Till the 1980s mica mining was a flourishing business in Bihar Jharkhand was part of Bihar then as majority of the mined mica was exported to the then USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for space and military equipment production. In 1991 when the USSR divided mica demand fell sharply.